The mission of the Dordt College computer science program is to prepare students for competent, obedient service in the area of computer information systems.
- High-quality instruction that reflects pedagogical variety, ongoing course updates as the discipline changes, and hands-on opportunities
- Experienced faculty members who enjoy good collegiality with each other and genuine interest in our students
- Solid Reformed Christian perspective
- Curricular variety and flexibility for students, including a new Web Development minor
- Successful alumni with good placement rates in a variety of professions
Students will be able to
- Select, adapt, create, and evaluate appropriate models, abstractions, and methodologies used in the analysis, design, creation, and implementation of computer and information systems.
- Acquire knowledge and insight necessary for entry level work in computer and information systems.
- Articulate Christian normative principles for service in the area of computer and information systems, based on an awareness of societal and ethical issues.
- Articulate, critically reflect on, and evaluate the vision of computer, information, and communication technologies presented by other commonly held worldviews, in the light of Christian principles.
- Communicate effectively in oral presentations and in writing, with both those who are knowledgeable in computer technology and those who are not.
- Work effectively on teams.
We seek to stay current with rapidly changing trends in computer and information systems, develop a Christian response in those areas, and prepare our students to give Christian leadership in their fields.